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Ελλάδα: Εθνικές Εκλογές / Αποτελέσματα

(ΥΠΟΥΡΓΕΙΟ ΕΣΩΤΕΡΙΚΩΝ) Τα αποτελέσματα των Βουλευτικών εκλογώνgreece-mapΤα αποτελέσματα των Βουλευτικών Εκλογών 2009 που διενεργήθηκαν στην Ελλαδα την Κυριακή 4 Οκτωβρίου 2009. THE RESULTS IN ENGLISH

FRONTEX Patrol: Turbulence in The Aegean

FRONTEX(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Athens has lodged a complaint with Ankara after Turkey’s latest attempt to oust an EU Frontex helicopter operating over the Greek isle of Farmakonisi in the Aegean.  On September 8, the Latvian pilots on board a Frontex helicopter – an EU agency coordinating boarder controls in the EU- were asked by Turkish authorities, via radio, to submit a flight plan. The pilots continued their operation without responding to the call and reported the incident to the Greek authorities, who issued a démarche with Turkey. This incident constitutes Turkey’s sixth attempt to obstruct EU agencies’operations in the area in 2009.Kathimerini  daily: Turks continue to stir tension; Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Greek Territorial Waters – National Airspace

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Athens Metro to Resume Airport Route

athens_metro_map3AgDimitrios(ATHENS NEWS AGENCY)  The Athens metro route (Line 3 or “Blue Line”) that reaches the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport of Athens will resume service by the end of the month, after being interrupted for six months to enable construction of three new metro stations on the same line — Nomismatokopio, Holargos and Aghia Paraskevi.  Only the Nomismatokopio (state mint) station is expected to operate at this stage, while the other two stations will be inaugurated at a later date. ATHENS METRO MAP

Greece: Evia – A True Island

EVIA MAP» Mountains & Beaches

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  Evia is one of the most beautiful Greek islands and the second largest after Crete.   The island of Evia has a seahorse-shape and according to the myth, it was chipped off mainland Greece by a blow from Poseidon’s trident.  Chalkida is the capital of the island and it is built on both sides of the Strait of Euripus, one part on the island of Evia and the other on mainland Greece.  Northern Evia offers an ideal combination of verdurous woody mountainous environment with beaches of superlative beauty a unique destination, very different from other touristy areas of Greece. In the village of Papades, the visitor may enjoy a magnificent view of the Aegean and of Skiathos and Skopelos islands.  Loutra Edipsou is a well-known spa resort, famous since Roman times. Visitors from all over the world go there to take advantage of the therapeutic properties and the medicinal waters of Edipsos.  Athens Plus: Northern Evia-Bridging the Divide (29.05.09, p.42) 

» Nautilus Museum

nautilus1The “Nautilus Museum” located in the Edipsos region of Northern Evia features shells, fossils, rocks and other sea findings from around the region, acquired with care and great effort over the last 40 years.  The museum is open all year round ready to introduce visitors to some of the beauty and magic that the seas of the world are blessed with. Visitors have to opportunity to discover the many elements in the sea, whose properties have been studied by scientists and then applied to architecture, medicine, shipbuilding, engineering, textile industry and more, like the “brandaris” seashell, part of the murex family, which was the first medical tool (a dropper) used by Hippocrates.

Jewels in the Greek Crown: Cephalonia

ceph_map3(GREEK NEWS AGENDA) Cephalonia is the largest of the Ionian Islands and the country’s sixth largest overall. It is a mountainous island with a widely varied landscape, mixed flora, picturesque villages and magnificent beaches.  Argostoli, the capital of the island is situated inside a protected natural harbour in the gulf of the same name, while its center features many Venetian-style buildings and Lithostroto, a marbles-paved main street which ends in the bustling central Vallianou square.  In Cephalonia, the visitor will come across stunning beaches such as Myrtos –rated as one of the best beaches in the world, – sites of historical, religious and cultural interest as well as unique physical  phenomena such as the cave-lagoon Melissani (photo) and the national park of Mt Aenos which hosts a unique species of fir trees called “Abies Cephalonica.”  Athens Plus: Cephalonia-Shaken, not Stirred (26.07.09 p.42)

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Trekking in Greece: Cretan Routes

 (GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  Crete is a large island, which combines snow-capped mountains, rolling hills covered with olive trees and over 1000 km of varied coastline with astonishing beaches. By going off the beaten track, trekkers discover the rugged splendour of the south-western part of the island behind the Lefka Ori (White Mountains). The village of Paleochora, a resort perched on a peninsula, is the starting point of a beautiful coastal route leading to a lush, green region built on the remains of ancient LissosThe route passes through a small gorge and ends in Sougia, a settlement located on the site of ancient Syia. Along their route from Paleochora to Sfakia, trekkers come upon some of the most impressive sections of the E4 European path as it moves along the steep slopes of Lefka Ori and offers a view to the Libyan Sea.  The total length of the E4 European path is 6,300 km of which 1,600 km belong to Greece.  Agrotravel routes: Palaeochora to Sougia Map; Weather: Current Conditions at Paleochora; Agrotravel directories: Paths in Greece-Crete; West Crete webguide: www.west-crete.com

Greece: Chios “The Blessed Island”

chios-mapThree Videos from the Greek island of Chios by Ellopia Media Group:

Chios: The Blessing Island Chios Genesis [ http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102534344287&s=1624&e=001YI79mKvPVP7D93_JKli4hVjNDQYm2kHuZ2jNhtoUJv4mFV9advZP9wZhVxqyop0df7BXSXczPMNkTkKUm-9h_UDz34LRjberQ_tFt0DHOzxB_G_vA9TIAeOlyexKIpIPnP_H1A-T6oiwv8iUZp3hDQ==} ]  
Chios: O Kampos,Chios o Kampos http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102534344287&s=1624&e=001YI79mKvPVP5toSlWNf3tvuetxfyTOOnxlu4PtBflOxeuLIjmrg_yBPrLNn9o0_sMOepW39TDtowMes-m-gvyNpJhjBRUWhYVXVypUTjoakN1uk0IZSI7c1GVYw-ASnqdIlHcn2-4YBVFR6FVQ9rlgg== ]
Chios: Metropolitis Dionisios 30 Years.Chios Despotis [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102534344287&s=1624&e=001YI79mKvPVP7o9mQBI0p6OMGUt3XFNz0Ztcu4so1lQ_g6ZfJiNGT8A6YmHebL5wGvK0zHk_SvgZXX-Okl-LBs1oj8fxbDqEklZ_U0QiP_s_owdoSeT1f5j2mLvYidnfoD9iZ7CPm_Errd2Lr27cWJ5A=


Tourism Up in Greece

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   Tourism revenues showed unexpected growth in the first five months of the year, compared with the same period in 2007, according to data from the Bank of Greece (BoG). Travel spending by non-residents in Greece from January – May 2008 grew by 8.2% or €157 million, reaching €2.065 billion from €1.908 billion in the same period last year. In May alone, tourism revenues increased by 13.7%, or €131 million reaching €1.084 billion. This rise in growth in much higher than the increase in arrivals from abroad by air, which came to just 2.8% in the same period. This is attributed to increased tourism traffic from the emerging Eastern European markets, mainly Russia.  Kathimerini daily: January-May tourism revenues increase  Links and Map of Greece:  http://www.varlaam.freehost.pl/map/map.html